An exceptional essay in alienation from the pen of Bart Wolffe, leading playwright, novelist and poet from Zimbabwe, FLOTSAM describes a world of displacement and exile.
It invests in a journey to... More > retain identity and contact with a man's roots while attempting to find new reference and hope for the future.
Set in London's borough of Camden, we have here an under the skin insight into the struggle facing new emigrants and adjustment to a very different world from a person's original homeland.< Less
Reading this story makes one feel that every young teenager should have the chance to experience the African wilderness and its savage beauty and excitement. - Set in the Okavango Delta, here is a... More > tale of life and death, the fragile thread that binds us all together. A true rarity , a spell-binding gem of a book to leave children wide-eyed everywhere.< Less
Kids, meet Boing and Sproing, the children from Outer-Space and their Robo-cat, "Beeper", always getting them into trouble! The Space twins are visiting Earth and in particular, Africa, in... More > search of adventure and they sure will find it! Here is a journey in 4 books that takes you with our travellers across the length and breadth of the wild continent to solve the mystery of greatest riddle of all time; Mums and Dads with young children - this is the perfect set of four complete books for very-young people all under one cover and especially designed for bedtime-reading. A chapter a time - and you will have them thrilled while waiting for the next cliff-hanging episode each night. Educational and entertaining in extreme and designed especially to be read aloud, a real treasure and treat for youngsters worldwide.< Less
This collection of stories explores the life of individuals and minorities in an African context. Heightened description of a world of wonder, danger and hidden emotions comes to light at every turn... More > of the page. The white refugee from Mozambique accused of murder, the National Parks Ranger on the run from the ZNA - Zimbabwe National Army, the ex-Rhodesian soldier coming to terms with his past and finding himself crossing the colour barrier of multi-cultural relationships in the process, the Film Professor with an obsession for capturing his victims forever in memory, the alcoholic artist angry with his muse, the young journalist with a personal story that won't make the pages of the daily press: here are several lives that are so much more than characters, fleshed out with passion and individual problems, adjusting to their African context - a lost generation from a white tribe in black Africa, perhaps?< Less
An exceptional essay about displacement and exile, telling of a white African who by force of circumstance, has had to leave his home country, Zimbabwe,behind. Here is an in-depth portrait of the... More > struggle to adjust to a new world completely foreign to his own. Set in London's borough of Camden, here is an insight into the underbelly of society.< Less
A collection of easily accessible essays from a white African who bears the imprints of the past on his soul and carries his identity into his new life as a voluntary exile from his homeland,... More > Zimbabwe, but remembers the beauty and the unique richness of the land and its people that he left behind. Articles that talk of nature and memory, of politics and beauty, gathered from an alternate travologue to that to which one might be more readily accustomed.< Less
A tale set at the time of the struggle for independence in Mozambique and Rhodesia before it became Zimbabwe. A young man, displaced by war and loss, accused of murder, finds himself on the run from... More > his past. In a sensual world of madness, hate, bloody sexuality and extremes, needing identity and affirmation for his existence, he seeks his only escape.< Less
BLOG BAG is a small pot-pourri of prose including short stories, meditations, essays and ramblings of thought. It is a compilation taken from extracts of my blog over the past few months. It fits... More > your pocket and provides personal insights into the author's state of mind.< Less
"The idea that the 'insane' and the 'mad' may well have the true insights that the 'sane' do not has a long pedigree (especially when the 'sane' represent the ranks of officialdom). Bart... More > Wolffe's novel features an everyman by the name of John Citizen incarcerated in a Harare lunatic asylum sometime in the 1990's. An alien worm by the name of Varg has invaded John's brain. Varg is the repository of secrets far ahead of our time. As he yields them to John, the latter fears for his sanity. The dim-witted and time-serving beaurocratic representatives of officialdom take him to be insane and commit him to an asylum. As time progresses, John's emotional and psychological delirium clears as he comes to understand his condition. The relationship between parasite and host is transformed into a partnership. In an act of pure altruism, the worm literally turns against its own alien masters and facilitates John's relationship with a psychiatric nurse who provides his redemption. Franco Henwood, for THE ZIMBABWEAN< Less
This is the pocket edition of an experimental novel set in Ward 12, a psychiatric unit in Harare in the 1970's. It deals with an exploration of identity and fantasy told from different points of view... More > simultaneously.Part Science-fiction, part fantasy, it is really a love story in the end about the struggle to find a dream.< Less